Dylan Cozens was excited Friday. ©2019, Olean Times Herald

Yukon’s Dylan Cozens thrilled to be selected by Sabres at NHL Draft

VANCOUVER – Growing up in Whitehorse, Yukon, a city of about 25,000 in the northwestern Canadian territory, new Buffalo Sabres prospect Dylan Cozens said making the NHL seemed impossible.

“It always felt like a far-fetched dream and not really achievable, but I believed it and I believed in myself that I can make this happen one day,” an excited Cozens, 18, said shortly after the Sabres selected him seventh overall Friday at the NHL Draft. ... Read the full article

Dylan Cozens talks Friday about his unlikely path. ©2019, Olean Times Herald

Dylan Cozens completes ‘far-fetched dream’ with selection by Sabres

VANCOUVER – Growing up in Whitehorse, Yukon, a city of about 25,000 in the northwestern Canadian territory, new Buffalo Sabres prospect Dylan Cozens said making the NHL seemed impossible.

“It always felt like a far-fetched dream and not really achievable, but I believed it and I believed in myself that I can make this happen one day,” an excited Cozens, 18, said shortly after the Sabres selected him seventh overall Friday at the NHL Draft. ... Read the full article

Dylan Cozens grew up in Yukon. ©2019, Hickling Images

Sabres draft Dylan Cozens seventh overall

VANCOUVER – The Buffalo Sabres selected center Dylan Cozens, a center from the Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Hurricanes, seventh overall tonight at the NHL Draft.

Cozens, who was born and raised and Whitehorse, Yukon, would be the fourth player from the Canadian territory to play in the NHL.

The Sabres need to add depth down the middle.

The 6-foot-3, 183-pound Cozens compiled 34 goals and 84 points in 60 games last season.

Sabres general manager ... Read the full article